Narayanganj Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy has refused the BNP permission to hold a rally in the city in fear of deterioration of law and order.
The city has been under the media spotlight after the abduction and killing of seven people in April.
The BNP has alleged that 310 of its activists have been murdered and forced into disappearance over the past one year.
Party Chairperson Khaleda Zia was expected to attend the May 14 rally.
BNP’s Narayanganj unit chief Taimur Alam Khandker said the law and order in Narayanganj had broken down.
“Incidents of abductions, murders and enforced disappearances have risen. The BNP chief wants to hold a rally in the backdrop of such incidents,” he said.
Khandker moved the city corporation for permission to hold the rally on the Bangabandhu Road in front of the city corporation office and sought additional security.
Narayanganj Mayor Ivy on Wednesday night said, “It is not possible to give them permission given the current political situation in the city.
“Moreover, there’s a hospital beside their (the BNP’s) proposed rally venue,” she said.
Source: Bd news24